I am a bit crazy when it comes to my hair and I don’t know if it’s just me or whether there are others out who might be the same. Either way, I think it has something to do with my upbringing. You see, I never actually went to a hair dresser, salon or barber until I was about 17, and that was only because I was living in Switzerland at the time. I probably would have held out ‘till I was over 20. My mommy always chopped my locks- and it’s not like she’s trained. I think this lead to my rather unusual habits with my hair. Now, I’m not referring to the multitude of hairstyles I’ve had- though that may have also been caused by my mother, but that’s a whole different post, for another time.
I will let it grow out and then suddenly one day, I hate it and need to chop it all off. Now I’m guessing this isn’t uncommon, but the weird thing is that I need to change it RIGHT AWAY. For many, this would mean making an appointment somewhere, or hitting up a barber. However, since I was brought up getting hair cuts for free, and whenever I wanted them, this has caused me to be cheap and actually afraid of hair cutting establishments. I have no idea what to say to whomever is cutting my hair: it’s all foreign to me.
Is age just a “state of mind” when it comes to dating and relationships of more than just a sexual nature? What is an appropriate age gap when it comes to dating someone? Does true love transcend something as trivial as age? Probably not.
There are generational and experiential differences between a 20 year-old and a 50 year-old that make a lasting and genuine relationship a tough sell. When I think about the difference in values between myself and someone old enough to be my father, I honestly don’t see how I could make it work. On the flip side, I also find it difficult to picture myself with someone only 10 years younger than me as well. I experienced so much in my 20′s that shaped me as a person, and I think that until both people in the relationship have gone through that and “discovered” themselves (forgive the cliché), there will be complications in the long run. I’m sure the same could be said for any 10 year span in your life.
I came across this Fox News clip today and had to share it. The video pretty much speaks for itself, so I don’t have too much to add other than that I believe that most Canadians should find this offensive, as well as all Americans who have their heads screwed on properly. A joke is a joke, but these people take it way beyond humor and really give us a taste of the ol’ US of A at its worst. They are an embarrassment to their profession and country. Way to propagate the stereotype of the ignorant, American bully, Fox News.
I am a pussy.
Every morning I get on my bus at 8:38. Every morning I see him: my bus crush.
Our enduring relationship has been off and on roughly since the summer. He’s really quite quiet… considering we haven’t said a word to one another. The whole situation is quite sad- I do realize that. In my mind, I can conjure up some semi-witty ice-breaker, but instead I fiddle with my iPhone or send a text to my friend saying “I’m pussing out again this morning.”
I think a part of the problem is an issue that we all face. I am only about 50% sure he’s gay. It’s easier in the straight world to spark random conversations as it’s assumed everyone is straight until crossed legs or lingering stares prove otherwise. Man meets woman; man woos woman; the hard thing hits the soft thing; repeat. I’ve seen straight porn before, so I know these things.
Maybe part of the problem is that I am confusing subtle flirtation with harmless random glances. Maybe he’s looking back because I am staring like a creeper. Maybe it’s just a coincidence that he chooses to sit next to me, or decides to enter the bus last- as I do the same.
Maybe the whole problem lies with the fact that if I talked to him and fall flat on my face, I have to see him every morning on the bus for however long we live next door to one another (oh yeah.. he lives next door). In the morning when I am that hazed state between awake and asleep, it’s nice to chillout without the need for forced small talk… is what I tell myself.
Or…. maybe I am just a pussy.
A sociopath is unable to identify the following characteristics within themselves. So, this list serves more as a warning that if you should happen to come across a person who has most of these characteristics- RUN THE OTHER WAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN! There are a lot of other characteristics a sociopath may demonstrate, but of the few that I’ve come across so far in my life, these were the characteristics that were the strongest in each of them:
10 Superficial Charm. They’ll wow you with their words and gestures, but it’s all fake at the end of the day.
9 Manipulative. They’ll get you to do whatever best serves their goals, and then cast you aside once you no longer serve a purpose to them.
8 Shallow Emotions. They can’t really feel too deeply because that would make them vulnerable and expose them to other people as a normal human being, which they despise.
7 Lack of Empathy. They’re unable to understand your feelings, or experience most feelings with you.
6 Narcissistic. They’re extremely selfish and crave the admiration from others. Unfortunately, because they’re so damn charming, they’re showered with that admiration constantly.
I need to start this post off with a confession. I know almost nothing about wine. Ok, I know it comes from grapes (right?), and I am starting to learn what I like and I don’t like. The beautiful thing is that a lot of the time I don’t need to know as my friends can point me in the right direction. Or, you can just join a club and just get that vino delivered.
I am not afraid to admit that I am a name whore. I understand that this is not atypical amongst the mo’s, but it happens for a reason in my case. Now, let me start off by explaining that I was not always this way. I’m from a small town in Ontario, and grew up working on farms. I had a lot of hand-me-downs, and I was never given an allowance to spend on new clothes. Plus, honestly, in Simcoe, there weren’t many places to buy anything nice!
In high school and during my undergrad, I wore “skater” clothes that were baggy and not all that flattering. I did however, always like to have original clothes: things others weren’t wearing. Now, I wasn’t in the dark (also known as “being straight”) concerning fashion as a youth. I grew up watching Fashion TV- and not just in the vague hope of catching male models strutting down the runway in their underwear or that there would be a “new-age” photographer’s exposé of male nudes- I genuinely believe that fashion is great. Unfortunately, I could never justify spending the money. Hell, one time I ripped my roommate to shreds over her $300 Citizens of Humanity jeans!
Every few days we’re going to highlight one of the cast members so you can get to know them a bit better. We decided to start of with Saleem for two reasons. 1. He celebrated his birthday with a huge Frat themed party this past weekend and 2. He’s the only one without a write-up in the Cast Page. Stay tuned for pictures and videos from the Frat themed event.
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Sitting on a beach, traveling with a netbook while working on my .com projects from wherever the hell I want to.